Update on my Rheumy consultant appointment and Etanercept
I had my appointment in Thursday. He advised me to go on Etanercept injection one a week together with methotrexate and one hydroxy a day. He increased my folic acid to one a day But not in mtx day. He hopes this will help with the night nausea I still get. I have also agreed to take part in a research programme for 24 weeks. I had all X-rays and tb bloods 3 weeks ago and all good. So I start this on Tuesday when I will have ultrasound on joints and a biopsy on a joint. Two of these biopsy so will be taken in the 24 weeks. I will also get more regular blood tests and appointments in this time. Not looking forward to biopsy but he assured me it is a very small piece they take but I have never had one before. He has also referred me to a hand therapist about my bent painful finger. Has anyone else been on this biologic or taken part in any research programmes. Hope you are all ok and getting through this hot weather.